## 1 Experiments

• I am moving to a more longer scale, semester like personal cycle. Each cycle is of 3-4 months and is pretty similar to OKRs. I am seeing a few positive changes in what I am able to do now but since there are other confounding factors, I won't say anything very clear at the moment.
• Gave a rough try to speaker embeddings from Real-Time-Voice-Cloning models for a tiny internal dataset. Even though the accents are pretty different (US trained, tested on Indian English), the embeddings are pretty informative and useful.
• I am trying to see how useful I really can make speech/acoustics as a mode of interacting with my machine(s). I have a live list here.

## 3 Programming

Little less than usual commit counts is an interesting thing to notice. These last couple of weeks had me doing the sort of programming I like rather than what I am forced to do usually. For earlier weeks, I believe I was still doing regular stuff but just a little less.

## 4 Media

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